PRO Installs New Members Onto Select Committee

PRO LogoThe Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) installed two new industry members onto its select committee at the 2016 SEMA Installation and Banquet. The council also welcomed back three incumbents to serve their second terms with the select committee. These elected individuals will serve during the 2016–2018 term and will play a crucial role in moving the council toward its initiatives to better the restyling industry.

A New Approach to Dealership Profit Centers: Powered by PRO

Vehicle accessorization is big business, generating $36-billion annually in direct retail sales. Studies show that 70 percent of accessories are sold to new-vehicle buyers within 30 days of vehicle purchase. But dealers only capture 13 percent of those accessory sales. That leaves a lot of money on the table.

How do you keep that business at your dealership? Put pizzazz in the showroom that shoppers can’t resist. Easy styling solutions to boost inventory turns and pump up profits. Listen and learn as industry experts share their knowledge and insights into how accessorizing can help grow your business and your bottom line.

This educational session will take place on Tuesday, November 1, from 10:15am-11:00am, in room N252.

PRO Reception

The Professional Restylers Organization will be hosting its annual industry awards reception at the 2016 SEMA Show. This will be the premier networking opportunity for restyling professionals at the show. Enjoy a bite to eat and drink while catching up with old friends and mingling with the council leadership. The council will be holding an awards ceremony to honor influential leaders in the restyling industry.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, November 1, from 5:30pm-7:30pm, on the pool deck of the Westgate Hotel.

Pre-register now to skip the line.

Building a Profitable and Professional Dealer-Direct Sales Team, Powered by PRO

Through the PRO Sales Training Manual, revised and reintroduced in 2015, the council continues to provide tools to improve business practices and procedures. PRO’s most recent initiative, the development of the SEMA Salesperson Competency Certificate, is based on the sales manual. By measuring a salesperson’s knowledge, the certificate builds a more professional industry, enhances the industry’s image and conveys a company’s—and an individual’s—commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction. This session shows what it takes to create a successful dealer outreach and builds an understanding of the certificate program, thereby delivering practical tips and ideas attendees can put to use immediately in their company.

This educational session will take place on Wednesday, November 2, from 2:15pm-3:15pm, in room N256.

PRO Booth #12579 and Happy Hour

The Professional Restylers Organization will have a booth at the 2016 SEMA Show. The booth will serve as a destination point for PRO members to learn about the latest council initiatives and network.

PRO is hosting a happy hour in their booth #12579 in North Hall. This is a great opportunity to take a mid-week break and mingle with motivated restyling buyers and exhibitors. Get to know the PRO Select Committee and dozens of PRO members will be on hand to share what the council has to offer and to discuss opportunities to get more involved.

Happy Hour will take place in the PRO booth #12579 in North Hall on Wednesday, November 2, from 4:00pm- 5:00pm.

PRO General Membership Meeting

The Professional Restylers Organization (PRO) is hosting a General Membership Meeting on June 15 in the nation’s car capital: Detroit, Michigan. The meeting will be held at the Detroit Metro Airport Marriot and serves as an opportunity for council members to address restyling industry challenges, trends and weigh in on the needs of its member companies. Employees of PRO-member companies are encouraged to attend to gain insight into council initiatives, and network with industry friends, select committee members and SEMA staff.


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